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West Hartford Teen Hosts Trivia Night to Support Brain Tumor Alliance

Emily Lemkuil hosted the sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1, a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

West Hartford resident Emily Lemkuil, a junior at Kingswood Oxford School, hosted the sixth annual ‘Teen Trivia Night’ on Feb. 1 as a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.

The sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1 was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

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Emily Lemkuil hosted a very successful Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School and raised more than $5,000 to benefit the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance.

The evening kicked off with a very moving speech by Lindsay Wasserman, whose mother recently passed away from a brain tumor. Then, approximately 120 high school students from local high schools competed in teams of eight or 10 for bragging rights of being tops in trivia.

“The night would not be possible without Kingswood Oxford teacher David Baker, who has lead the emcee/trivia calling duties the past six years and keeps the kids on their toes with trivia questions,” Lemkuil. Baker has put together a computer trivia program covering current events, music, movies, geography, and science – just to name a few. He is also the official scorekeeper of all the teams and was assisted this year by Beau Macksound.

Trivia Night included dinner, and special thanks to Bricco and First & Last Tavern Hartford for providing all the participants with penne vodka pasta and pizza. A.C. Petersen donated all the ice cream for dessert.

Special recognition also to Gold Sponsors Bill Gorra-Simonize, James Smith-Universal Connectivity, and West Hartford Rotary, and to Silver Sponsors All Waste, Viking Fuel, and the Kellmar family.

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Lindsay Wasserman speaks to the crowd at the sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1, a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

The sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1 was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

The sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1 was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

The sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1 was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

The sixth Annual Teen Trivia Night at Kingswood Oxford School on Feb. 1 was a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. Courtesy photo

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